Fisher Welcomes Krieg as Provost
Dr. Randall Krieg officially began his tenure as the College’s new Provost and Dean on July 1.
Krieg will serve as the Chief Academic Officer with responsibility for academic leadership and administration in the areas of planning, developing, implementing, and assessing all academic programs and services. He will provide leadership and supervision for the College’s School of Arts and Sciences; School of Business; Wegmans School of Nursing; Wegmans School of Pharmacy; the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education; Office of the Registrar; Career Services; Lavery Library; and Academic Opportunity Programs. In addition, he will be a member of the President’s Cabinet and the Senior Staff.
Krieg says that he was attracted to Fisher because of the quality and dedication of the faculty and staff to the College community and to student learning, something he said was “so evident” during his two visits to the campus. Krieg also said the fact that the College is grounded in liberal arts and has strong professional programs was an important factor for him.
“Fisher is large enough to afford students all of the academic and cultural opportunities of a large university, but small enough to provide personalized attention and establish lasting relationships that are so important in a community,” he said.
Krieg’s first priority has been to meet with the various departments on campus to get a better sense of the goals of the faculty and staff.
“I bring a lot of ideas, many gained from experience at other institutions of higher education as a professor and administrator. Faculty and staff here at Fisher have many ideas as well,” he said. “So, my first priority is to get to know the rich culture of the College. In meeting with, and getting to know as many people as possible, we will gain from the exchange of ideas to best enrich the educational environment for our students.”
Prior to joining Fisher, Krieg served as the Dean of the College at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, where he had been since 2007. His résumé also includes some time as the Academic Dean of Arts and Sciences at St. Joseph’s College New York. In addition, he simultaneously held the positions of Professor in the Business Division, Director of Graduate Programs, and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. From 1987 until 2000, Krieg rose through the academic ranks at the University of Northern Iowa, moving from assistant professor to full professor in the Department of Economics.
Throughout his academic career, he has had direct experience in online education, service-learning, diversity and multicultural affairs, and experiential education. He also has prior experience in strategic planning, assessment, and accreditation self-studies.
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